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You aren't getting this letter any longer (as far as I know). 24months after you applied for your 820 you have the option to submit the application 801
I think they have started doing these letters again.

We were in the period of no letters, so we had to remember. But i've heard others have been getting them again.

We submitted the 801 almost 3 months after the eligibility date.
 

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Hello chelseaspie,

How do you know that your application has been sent to Vietnam? If you don't mind me asking
When I got my 820 granted the letter was on headed paper with the address at the bottom and it said Vietnam :) I assume that was the office dealing with my claim as that's where the grant came from :)

I think all applications submitted in Australia go to Australian offices, however that doesn't explain why some people take 7 months some 16. I imagine it's luck if the draw which agent you get ... I hope we all get fast agents :D
 

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Hi everyone!!

My partner visa (801) was granted yesterday. I wanted to thank everyone here who has helped us here. We're happy to share our experience to everyone and if you have questions we will try to answer them if possible.

We love this forum, it has helped us while we were struggling with the visa. We were worried as we didn't upload enough evidences for the 801 application. No phone calls, no interview, no medical check-up. We also uploaded under "Other Documents" as there was no categories at all when we tried to upload the docs. But we feel relieved now.

Thank you again.

Visa timeline

25 Mar 2015 - Came to AUS on Visitor visa
28 Apr 2016 - Lodge 820 application
12 May 2017 - 820 granted
29 Apr 2018 - Lodge 801 application
08 Mar 2019 - 801 granted

De facto, same sex couple, online application



Thank you!!!
 

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Hi everyone!!

My partner visa (801) was granted yesterday. I wanted to thank everyone here who has helped us here. We're happy to share our experience to everyone and if you have questions we will try to answer them if possible.

We love this forum, it has helped us while we were struggling with the visa. We were worried as we didn't upload enough evidences for the 801 application. No phone calls, no interview, no medical check-up. We also uploaded under "Other Documents" as there was no categories at all when we tried to upload the docs. But we feel relieved now.

Thank you again.

Visa timeline

25 Mar 2015 - Came to AUS on Visitor visa
28 Apr 2016 - Lodge 820 application
12 May 2017 - 820 granted
29 Apr 2018 - Lodge 801 application
08 Mar 2018 - 801 granted

De fecto, same sex couple, online application

Thank you!!!
Hi indomelbourne,

Big congrats on your successful 801 visa. Can I please ask you for some advice on my 801 visa as well?

I have the same situation as yours: de facto, online application, same sex couple :), I am from a high risk country (Vietnam).

My eligibility date for 801 visa is 14/8/2018. I uploaded all documents in 09/2018. So my questions are:

1. Should I upload more documents regarding our relationship every month or every 2 months since I submitted application for the second stage 801 visa? or should I wait until the case officer asks me to upload more documents later? I just think if I provide more documents every month then we can reduce processing time.

2. You said no medical check up required for your 801 visa. The thing is I traveled back to Vietnam and visited China when I am on 820 visa, so would the case officer ask me for a second medical check up?

3. Did your partner provide Police certificate for 801 visa at all?

4. Did you register your relationship? I have not registered our relationship yet.

Thank you very much for your time. I feel so happy for you !!! I hope to have visa grant soon.
 

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My eligibility date for 801 visa is 14/8/2018. I uploaded all documents in 09/2018. So my questions are:

1. Should I upload more documents regarding our relationship every month or every 2 months since I submitted application for the second stage 801 visa? or should I wait until the case officer asks me to upload more documents later? I just think if I provide more documents every month then we can reduce processing time.

2. You said no medical check up required for your 801 visa. The thing is I traveled back to Vietnam and visited China when I am on 820 visa, so would the case officer ask me for a second medical check up?

3. Did your partner provide Police certificate for 801 visa at all?

4. Did you register your relationship? I have not registered our relationship yet.

Thank you very much for your time. I feel so happy for you !!! I hope to have visa grant soon.
In case this helps, for points 1 and 3.

After uploading all relevant documents for the 801, we added various groups of photos to show continuing relationship during the waiting process. This may not be required, but we felt it might be handy.
We received no request for additional info before the 801 was granted.

No Police check provided for sponsor, just the applicant.
 

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In case this helps, for points 1 and 3.

After uploading all relevant documents for the 801, we added various groups of photos to show continuing relationship during the waiting process. This may not be required, but we felt it might be handy.
We received no request for additional info before the 801 was granted.

No Police check provided for sponsor, just the applicant.
It really helps JandE. I understand everything now. Thanks heaps
 

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When I got my 820 granted the letter was on headed paper with the address at the bottom and it said Vietnam :) I assume that was the office dealing with my claim as that's where the grant came from :)

I think all applications submitted in Australia go to Australian offices, however that doesn't explain why some people take 7 months some 16. I imagine it's luck if the draw which agent you get ... I hope we all get fast agents :D
My 820 was managed at Philipines
 

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Here is my application, it says further assessment. It changed around a week after i applied.
hi everybody

on 06/03/2019 (eligibility day) I have submitted my 801 visa application, After submit my application I gave a look at the list of documents to attach and I found the list detailed below. My question is are these all the documents I have to attach? Or should I attach more and under what concept? NO more spaces free. Or should I wait for a CO to contact me?.
Taking into account that after being required to give more information. I sent documents until 10 October 2018

Teniendo en cuenta que después de Ser requerido a dar más información. Yo remiti documentos hasta el 10 de octubre 2018:

Application submitted: 06 Mar 2017
Important information
This application is currently being assessed. The department may contact the applicant if further supporting documentation is required.
Attach Documents
++APLICANT++
Recommended
- - Form 956A Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient
0 Received
--Registered relationship, Evidence of
0 Received
-- Change of Name, Evidence of
0 Received
-- Contact while apart, Evidence of
0 Received
-- Financial aspects of the relationship, Evidence of
0 Received
--Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person
0 Received
--Additional documents
Other Documents
0 Received
++SPONSOR++
Recommended
-- National Identity Document (other than Passport)
0 Received
--Change of Name, Evidence of
0 Received
--Additional documents
--Other Documents
0 Received
--Travel Document
1 Received

820 Submitted : 06/03/2017
Request more information: 03/10/2018
820 Granted : 17/12/2018
801 Eligibility :06/03/2019
801 Submitted : 06/03/2019
 

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Thanks so much, tpt552007!
We'll try to best we can to answer your questions

1. Should I upload more documents regarding our relationship every month or every 2 months since I submitted application for the second stage 801 visa? or should I wait until the case officer asks me to upload more documents later? I just think if I provide more documents every month then we can reduce processing time.
We didn't update anything other than the docs that we uploaded when we applied the second stage. But if you think you can update it, why not, that'd be much better. We uploaded 30 docs under the applicants and 7 docs under the sponsor.

2. You said no medical check up required for your 801 visa. The thing is I traveled back to Vietnam and visited China when I am on 820 visa, so would the case officer ask me for a second medical check up?
I don't think you have to. We traveled quite a lot when we were on 820. But don't do medical check-up, unless the case officer ask you to do it.

3. Did your partner provide Police certificate for 801 visa at all?
Yes, we both applied again for Police certificate and uploaded both.

4. Did you register your relationship? I have not registered our relationship yet.
Yes we did this too. It's better to register it asap if you can.

Hope to hear the great news from you soon!! :D
 

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Thanks so much, tpt552007!
We'll try to best we can to answer your questions
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Hope to hear the great news from you soon!! :D
Thanks pretty much for your kind answer mate ^^. I also hope to get the visa soon. It's been almost 6 months since the 801 lodgement so I hope I will get the visa after 11 months like you did.:):):):)
 

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Does anybody know how to track visa application status which applied thru agent? After 23 months since lodgement we haven’t heard anything from agent and/or immi, i’m thinking not sure if they actually lodge my file :( when i asked for acknowlegement i’ve received the TRN which is same with my TRN for 820 visa
 

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Hello,

Long time lurker, first time poster!
Thank you for everyone on this forum who has provided information and asked questions, I’ve consulted this forum almost weekly from the lodgement of my first visa to approval!

I thought I’d provide a timeline for those still waiting..

British citizen
Initial lodgement: May 2016
Temp approval: Mar 2017
Permanent lodgement: Aug 2018
Perm approval: Mar 2019

As you can see I was one of the lucky ones with a quick turn around.

I was never contacted to say I had anyone looking at my application, all visa grants were out of the blue.

Applied onsure living in Sydney and moving to Tas before lodging my 801.

Good luck to everyone out there still waiting!!
 

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Does anybody know how to track visa application status which applied thru agent? After 23 months since lodgement we haven't heard anything from agent and/or immi, i'm thinking not sure if they actually lodge my file :( when i asked for acknowlegement i've received the TRN which is same with my TRN for 820 visa
I would speak with your RMA and ask them for a follow up of your application. They should be able to give you details. I am in the same boat as yourself. We applied April 2017 and have not heard anything either, but we lodged ourselves online.
I sent an email away to IMMI to ask for an update on the process of our application. Maybe you can do the same but through your agent. :)
 

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Hello,

Long time lurker, first time poster!
Thank you for everyone on this forum who has provided information and asked questions, I've consulted this forum almost weekly from the lodgement of my first visa to approval!

I thought I'd provide a timeline for those still waiting..

British citizen
Initial lodgement: May 2016
Temp approval: Mar 2017
Permanent lodgement: Aug 2018
Perm approval: Mar 2019

As you can see I was one of the lucky ones with a quick turn around.

I was never contacted to say I had anyone looking at my application, all visa grants were out of the blue.

Applied onsure living in Sydney and moving to Tas before lodging my 801.

Good luck to everyone out there still waiting!!
Congratulations, I am a bit Jealous hahaha. We have not been contacted by anyone at all, except for a AFP police check from the sponsor. We haven't even been granted the Temporary 820 and have reached the 23 month mark, so quite frustrating to say the least.

Did you apply online or through an RMA?

We applied online ourselves and I was thorough in providing lots of evidence and over that period still been uploading evidence of our relationship and Nada, not a word. :/
 

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Congratulations, I am a bit Jealous hahaha. We have not been contacted by anyone at all, except for a AFP police check from the sponsor. We haven't even been granted the Temporary 820 and have reached the 23 month mark, so quite frustrating to say the least.

Did you apply online or through an RMA?

We applied online ourselves and I was thorough in providing lots of evidence and over that period still been uploading evidence of our relationship and Nada, not a word. :/
I did it all online myself, just with the advice provided in the forum etc

Just keep adding stuff and by the time they come to have a look they'll have no option but to approve!

Are you applying onsure?
 

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We have not been contacted by anyone at all, except for a AFP police check from the sponsor. We haven't even been granted the Temporary 820 and have reached the 23 month mark, so quite frustrating to say the least.
Back in 2014, when visa processing was faster, I saw this comment:
"I applied for onshore partner visa 26 months ago, haven't received any response from immigration due to delay in ASIO security check."

It seems quite common: ASIO Security Check Wait for Pakistani citizen
 

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I did it all online myself, just with the advice provided in the forum etc

Just keep adding stuff and by the time they come to have a look they'll have no option but to approve!

Are you applying onsure?
Thanks for your reply. I will keep uploading information and make sure I cover the 4 categories and get us both to do a stat dec of our relationship again like we did in the beginning.
Yes, we are applying onshore. :)
 
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